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VGChartz Round-up (5th-12th April)

VGChartz Round-up (5th-12th April) - Article

by Craig Snow , posted on 12 April 2015 / 3,884 Views

We've selected the major sales news & features, new game announcements, and other items of interest that hit the headlines over the last week and collected them all in one place.

Ori and the Blind Forest Profitable After One Week, Developer Teases Sequel

Sales/Financial News & Features

  • MLG Viewership Has Grown 253% This Year - Link.
  • Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Ships 1 Million Copies Worldwide - Link.
  • USA Preorders Chart, 14 March - Link.
  • Ori and the Blind Forest Profitable After One Week - Link.
  • UK PC Digital Market Hit £741 Million in 2014, Retail Market Shrinks - Link.
  • UK Retailers: Physical Releases of PC Games Should Not be Ignored - Link.
  • Grand Theft Auto V Pre-orders Top Steam Chart Ahead of Release - Link.
  • 3rd Super Robot Wars Z Tops Japanese Charts - Link.
  • Battlefield Hardline Remains at the Top of the UK Charts - Link.
  • Report: Crytek's Deal with Amazon Helped Save the Developer - Link.
  • GTA V Cost $268 Million to Make, 5th Most Expensive Product of All-Time - Link.
  • Tomb Raider Reboot Shifts 8.5 Million Copies - Link.

Hektor (PC)
Reviews & Opinion Pieces

  • How Would Single Player Titanfall Work, Anyway? - Link.
  • Why Nintendo Should Have Supported the Wii for Longer - Link.
  • Hektor (PC) Review - Link.
  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 (PS3) Review - Link.

Action RPG The Technomancer Announced for PS4, Xbox One & PC

New Game Announcements, Reveals & Leaks

  • Monster Hunter Stories Announced for 3DS - Link.
  • Saint Seiya: Soldiers’ Soul Announced, Project X Zone 2 Leaked - Link.
  • Action RPG The Technomancer Announced for PS4, Xbox One & PC - Link.
  • Black Ops 3 Announce, Will be Set in a 'Dark, Twisted Future', Zombies & More Confirmed - Link.
  • LEGO Dimensions Officially Announced - Link.
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Confirmed, Coming to PS4, XO & PC - Link & Trailer
  • Yo-Kai Watch 3 Announced for 3DS & More Level-5 Projects - Link.

 Voice Chat Dropped from Splatoon Over Toxicity Concerns

Items of Interest

  • AMD: 'Enormous Potential of VR Has Created Immense Excitement' - Link.
  • Ken Levine Discusses Character Development in His Next Project - Link.
  • Voice Chat Dropped from Splatoon Over Toxicity Concerns - Link.
  • Rovio: Angry Birds Go Has 'Higher Reach' Than Mario Kart Franchise - Link.
  • Microsoft's Phil Spencer - Virtual Reality Not Yet 'A Thing' - Link.
  • Bloodborne Director Reveals His Favorite 'Souls' Series Boss - Link.
  • Mobius Final Fantasy's Leading Character Deemed 'Too Sexy', Toned Down - Link.
  • Changes to VGChartz - Link.

Square Enix Teases Another New Project
Key General News

  • Dissidia Final Fantasy Arcade Game Being Developed by Team Ninja - Link.
  • Rumor: Kojima Was Fired by Konami - Link.
  • Square Enix Teases Another New Project - Link.
  • Zynga CEO Don Mattrick Steps Down - Link.
  • The Witcher 3 Expansions Announced - Link.
  • Nintendo to Publish Yo-Kai Watch in the West - Link.
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Video of First 15 Minutes Released - Link.

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BraLoD (on 12 April 2015)

Nice idea, it'll help to find any news we missed by the week.

Ka-pi96 (on 12 April 2015)

Good idea :)

Clyde32 (on 12 April 2015)

I really like the new direction VGC has been taking.

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markodeniro (on 12 April 2015)

I think i've read all these already, bit of a waste of time

cfin2987@gmail.com (on 12 April 2015)

For you? Just for you then, right? Or am I missing something?

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ReimTime (on 12 April 2015)

M8 the very point of this round-up is to recap all of the stories lol

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